Lower Back Pain Treatment
Jones Chiropractic and Acupuncture located in Evansville, Indiana, under the direction of Dr. Corey Jones, is able to scrutinize, locate, and treat the source of your lower back pain.
Chiropractic Care Is Used For Lower Back Pain Treatment
More people are seeking out chiropractors to alleviate their aches and pains. Science has proven that chiropractic therapy is more effective than medication in treating back pain: Medication does not improve function.
The word "chiropractic" is Greek in origin and means done by hand. Manual manipulation to realign the spine is the core treatment and may be combined with other therapies (acupuncture, massage, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation). This approach to treatment appeals to those who would like to avoid surgery and who are wary of taking pain pills. Chiropractic medicine is safe, effective, surgery-free, drug-free, and requires no downtime. Chiropractors often work with other medical professionals for a comprehensive and holistic approach.
Evaluating Lower Back Pain
One of the most common reasons to visit a chiropractor is lower back pain. The chiropractor will take a general medical history. To elicit the history of the pain, the questions will explore the location of the pain, whether the pain is acute or chronic, the duration and frequency of symptoms, a description of symptoms (burning, stabbing, throbbing), what relieves the pain, what aggravates the pain. The physical examination of the spine determines which segment is misaligned or subluxated. The chiropractor will be able to put together the right combination of treatment modalities to realign the spine, increase the range of motion, free up nerve entrapment, alleviate inflammation, and eliminate your pain.
When Should I See A Chiropractor?
At home, you can try taking an anti-inflammatory, rest, heat or ice, gentle stretching, pain-relief cream, or pillows to support you. If these don't work or if you experience any of the following, you should consult a chiropractor:
- Accident or trauma. If you fell, were in a car accident, or had some other acute trauma, your condition can be treated best when treated early. Waste no time getting an appointment.
- The pain persists.
- The pain is getting worse.
- Numbness or tingling in buttocks, thighs, or legs.
- Urinary or bowel incontinence.
- Balance issues.
Lower back issues cannot be resolved in just one visit to your chiropractor. It may be necessary to have a few visits close together to alleviate the acute pain, then begin spreading them out for maintenance care. Home exercises, applying heat and cold, and lifestyle modification may be prescribed.
Call Us for Your Lower Back Assessment
Jones Chiropractic and Acupuncture can be reached at 812-402-8202
We are located at 445 Cross Pointe Blvd, Suite 130, Evansville, IN 47715